Technically, that’s just $499,423, cash sale, only — but you get the idea. The former Monta Beach Boy Scout Lodge at 3003 Dover St. was build in 1937 and converted into a 2-bedroom house in the early 1950s. The 1,400-sq.-ft. home sits a few blocks from the east-facing armpit of I-45 South and the 610 Loop, on a 21,600-sq.-ft. property backed up against a drainage channel leading to Sims Bayou. The home was featured by the Chronicle in 2007, after the current owner (turned current listing agent) redid the wiring and chinking between logs; that article is now featured prominently in the listing, too, with a few other write-ups:
Some additional Christmas decor shots are included in the listing, along with a view of what appears to be the setup for a wedding (though the space appears suitable for a court of honor, too):
- 3003 Dover St. [HAR]
It’s certainly an interesting property. Nothing else quite like it, but that price makes no sense. It’s uniqueness does not justify anything remotely close to that price. Location, lot size, size of the building and condition all still matter, and none of those characteristics justify a half mil in Park Place. The owner is delusional.
“Cash Only” translation: HCAD appraises the place at 77K and while I know the place is worth way more than that, I don’t think its worth anything close to half a mill, but I’m gonna ask it anyways and make it cash only so we don’t have to deal with a bank and appraiser that will price this realistically in the 200s.
Thank goodness the Buffalo Bayou Beavers don’t read Swamplot. Otherwise they would find fodder with this (rather overpriced) posting.